Alginate and Chitosan Fibers for Medical Uses

  • Henryk Struszczyk


Demand for special fibers derived from natural polymers such as alginate, chitin or chitosan, starch, keratin or biosynthesized cellulose is a function of their unique properties. This chapter deals with chitosan and alginate fibers and with their proper-ties and applications. Chitosan and alginate fibers were manufactured by the wet-spinning method using modified spinning solutions of the polymers.


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  • Henryk Struszczyk
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  1. 1.Institute of Chemical FibersLodzPoland

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